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An innovative, personalized refresh on college and career counseling that provides tailored support for students to ensure they have the support necessary to successfully navigate the challenges of transitioning from high school to, and through, college.  

Gateway Scholars

Camp College

Initially developed in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gateway Scholars are students who work in a mentor-mentee relationship with a dedicated College Advancement Mentor (CAM) who is specially trained to provide unprecedented support in an effort to successfully guide students to and through college.


Students actively engaged with CAMs


Full-time, professional CAMs


Years since the program's inception

The Public Education Foundation's Gateway Scholars Program is designed to prepare all students for -- especially those from low-income communities -- for college and career. 

The Gateway Scholars program is designed to:


Facilitate and enhance student transition to college;


Provide an opportunity to engage early in their college experience and,


Continue support and interaction throughout their collegiate experience.

Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

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